The British construction industry experienced a 23% drop in new job postings in Q2 2023 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by Kier Group with 3,239 job postings according to GlobalData’s analysis of construction company job postings. GlobalData’s United Kingdom (UK) Construction Market Analysis report provides a top-level overview and detailed market, category and company-specific insights on the United Kingdom construction industry. Buy the report here.
Notably, Management Occupations jobs accounted for an 18% share of the British’s construction industry new job postings in Q2 2023, down by 24% over the prior quarter.
Management Occupations drive construction hiring activity
Of the industry's total hiring activity, the highest number of new job postings were for Management Occupations, which accounted for 18% of the total new job postings in Q2 2023 and were down by 12% year-on-year. Second highest were Architecture and Engineering Occupations, which accounted for 15% and drop by 8% year-on-year, and third highest were Computer and Mathematical Occupations, which were 24% of the new job postings and 6% lower year-on-year.
Top five companies in construction accounted for 35% of hiring activity
The highest number of jobs were posted by Kier Group with 3,239, followed by Mott MacDonald Group with 1,365, while the highest increase was at Ibstock at 39%.
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